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Joseph Schumpeter

Creative Destruction Redux

Francis Levy | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Why are the presidential candidates employing such negative tactics and back biting and acting in such un-presidential ways?

Fritz Stern on Jurgen Osterhammel

Francis Levy | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

In his essay/review on Jurgen Osterhammel's The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century ("How We Got to Where We Are,"...


Francis Levy | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Disintermediation which can be used to describe the kind of shakeups that perhaps are occurring in the television industry where many of the most popular series are streamed as well as produced by Netflicks rather than appearing on traditional cable channels like HBO.

Schumpeter, Pol Pot and The Grand Inquisitor

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Francis Levy

Everyone has a Grand Inquisitor lurking inside them, in the form of a negative doppleganger or alter ego, the self-immolating spirit that casts doubt on every assertion of the life force.

Le numérique doperait les industries créatives

Laure Kaltenbach | Posted 12.10.2015 | France
Laure Kaltenbach

2013-04-30-LOGOFORUMAVIGNON.300.jpegINDUSTRIES CRÉATIVES - Preuve de la "destruction créatrice" chère à Schumpeter, une étude d'avril 2013 Le futur numérique de la France créative signée par Booz & Company constate qu'en 10 ans, les secteurs de la création européenne profitent positivement du numérique.

We Must Invent a New World

Matthieu Pigasse | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Matthieu Pigasse

We are living through a turning point, in great confusion. Nothing of what seemed obvious yesterday is evident today. Nor are there any signs to tell us what future certainties will be.

A Few Thoughts on Bell Labs

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Bell Labs arguably enabled Silicon Valley. How to unpack all this? Gertner is joining a debate that has been going on quietly for a number of years now, but which, with economic distress, is now resurfacing.

America Needs a Department of "Creative Destruction"

Tom Hayes | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Tom Hayes

Rather than an "opportunity society," we need to create a more "opportunistic society," one smart and durable enough to weather change and focus on the future.

Why Is Global Competition Good for Detroit Yet Bad for Nantucket?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

Why do so many CEOs want to escape to a place so different from where they work? There is a certain irony, perhaps even hypocrisy, in these disparities.

CES: Summit for Innovation and Economic Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

This week, the International CES is underway in Las Vegas, showcasing the newest innovations in consumer electronics. The tradeshow will host more ...

IT Services Markets Crumble - Driving Detroit's Rut, Is the Media Business Next?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Media firms are the early adopters of new tech. You have to love them for taking arrows in the back and mounting themselves on the fireplace alter as trophies.

Those Who Cannot Innovate, Regulate: Old Media's Twisted Logic

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Shapiro

Should we protect old media by hindering market competition? Of course not. But try telling that to the National Association of Broadcasters and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Prof. Schumpeter Comes to Hollywood

Chris Albrecht and John Penney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Albrecht and John Penney

Dr. Joseph Schumpeter will never be the subject of a Hollywood-style biopic, but his ideas on the rise and fall of industries form the basis for the script the media business finds itself following today.

Will We Let Detroit Go and the Recession Deepen Out of Disgust Over Financial Bailout?

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

We have watched one bailout unfold, and we have not been impressed. We heeded the Wise Men, and now we feel violated. But how do we now hold failing auto companies to a higher standard?

Who's Your Economic Daddy?

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Virtually all policy makers involved in economic policy subscribe to a particular economic doctrine, even if they may not be aware of which "camp" they are in.